. >> the comment, widely seen as a public statement of what arab leaders have been telling the u.s. leaders privately, however the uae is furiously backpedaling now saying it does not favor the use of force against iran. mark, again, i want to start with you. look, i don't like the iranian government, i'll be honest with you. i think they stole the election. they are fundamentalist muslims. i don't agree with their ideology, but why do we get to have nuclear energy and israel gets to have nuclear energy but iran is not allowed? >> well, nuclear energy is not the issue unless you're going to frame the issue in terms of the way the iranians want to frame it which is, hey, we're just doing this so we can have, you know, nuclear energy. everybody in the world knows that's not what they are doing. they are doing it to develop a nuclear bomb, and i suspect that this statement from the uae reflects, i don't suspect it, i'm virtually certain, that it reflects a very widespread but heretofore unspoken prayer among most of the muslim majority nations that israel, we haven't even talked about the u.s.